Artist Paula Leftwich: ‘Tiny details’

Artist Paula Leftwich: ‘Tiny details’

Self-taught painter obsessive about art Artist Paula Leftwich doesn’t care where she paints. She’s happy outside in the open air, or at her home studio. Recently, she’s even been setting up shop at Shady Palm Gallery on Thursdays to finish up her acrylic lifelike projects. Her forte: incredibly detailed marine life and bird scenes. “I’m […]

InFINite possibilities: Kevin Freeman

InFINite possibilities: Kevin Freeman

Coach Kevin Freeman ready for school, three new seasons With 18 years of experience teaching at Marathon High School, Kevin Freeman is ready to start the 2017-18 school year teaching physical education, leadership, and driver’s education. In addition to his school-hours job, he’s the coach for varsity girls’ volleyball and softball and boys’ basketball. “Volleyball […]

Avocados galore at Little White House

Avocados galore at Little White House

Pick your own from Truman’s tree “It is harvest time now,” said Little White House’s Jeanna Garrido. “People are having a fun experience picking their stock over here.” The Little White House offered a unique opportunity for people to get avocados off of one of the trees at the Little White House. “It was a […]

Key West Room Escape fun for all ages

Key West Room Escape fun for all ages

The door locks. Searching the downstairs of Ernest Hemingway’s first Key West home of Casa Antigua, a missing page to a manuscript has to be found, and our editor is waiting, and upset. (Sound familiar, Sara Matthis?) Between puzzles, mazes, keys and combinations, those locked in the room are looking for the clues to get […]

Marathon’s Sign Boss

Marathon’s Sign Boss

From cups to boats, the Boss knows best Last year, Buddy Johnston and fiancé Franchesca were miserable in Tallahassee. Johnston, who spent his summers in the Keys lobstering and fishing, knew where he wanted to be – Marathon. “Tallahassee wasn’t somewhere where we wanted to raise our family,” said Franchesca, holding their 10-month-old daughter Anastasia […]

Hydroponics in the Keys

Hydroponics in the Keys

The science behind gardening This past growing season, Tom Bordovsky and Donna Naylor grew enough tomatoes in their backyard hydroponic garden to feed their whole street. With seven-different varieties of plants towering over their heads in 27 repurposed kitty litter buckets, every three days they were bringing in more tomatoes than they could ever eat […]

‘Paradise’ found

‘Paradise’ found

Restaurant specializes in international cuisine Hardworking is an understatement for new restaurant owners – and brothers – Julian and Christian Velez. Julian, 30, borrowed $100 from his cousin and moved to Key West six years ago. He spent months sleeping on the stock room floor of a T-shirt shop, surrounded by boxes he’d have to […]

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